Sunday, January 3, 2010
Darden North's "Points of Origin"-January's feature on Booktown Giveaway
The featured novel on the Booktown Contest Giveaway for January 2010 is Points of Origin by Darden North, MD. The winner of the autographed 377 page hardbound novel will be named Februaruy 1, 2010, on the Book Town Myspace page.
Points of Origin was awarded in Southern Fiction by the Independent Book Publishers Awards (IPPY).
In Points of Origin Sher Foxworth, the wayward son of a plastic surgeon, recounts his father’s destruction by attorney Cordell Pixler as the result of a medical malpractice case. Losing his parents when his father crashes their private plane, Foxworth is left to the whims of his still wealthy grandfather, who resents his grandson’s failure to become a doctor almost as much as he does the actions of the conniving attorney.
Nevertheless, there are others remaining in the small, affluent town of Larkspur, Mississippi, who seek the attorney’s ruin. The litigious family of the teenage girl who dies at the hand of the plastic surgeon believes that Pixler has swindled them out of their share of the medical malpractice judgment. The attorney’s sensual, social-climbing, third wife suspects correctly that her husband is having an affair even as Pixler jilts his current lover. Furthermore, the attorney’s obsessive-compulsive, personal architect believes his own career is jeopardized by the lawyer’s gaudy mockery of his design work. However, an arsonist, hired by Cordell’s jilted lover, plans the ultimate revenge during an elaborate gala at the Pixler mansion … only to lose the race to someone else.